Viral Hepatitis: Some Considerations for Midwives

In the US alone, at least five million people are infected with hepatitis B or C, and the majority don’t even know it. There is a good chance that most midwives will work with women who are unaware that they are infected. This article discusses the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of viral hepatitis from a midwife’s perspective.
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About Author: Kathleen McDonald

Kathleen McDonald, CPM, has attended homebirths in the Boise, Idaho, area for 23 years, though she is now mostly retired. She is an HCV Basic Educator with the Hepatitis C Support Project, and she enjoys spending time with her daughters, dancing, skiing, gardening and singing.

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